Sri Lanka’s oldest and first international airport was relaunched on Sunday with the first international flight in 54 years, aviation officials said.
A flight from the Maldives landed at Ratmalana International Airport in Colombo.
The 50-seat Maldivian flight would operate three flights a week to Colombo, which would later be expanded to five a week, airline officials said.
Ratmalana Airport was converted into a domestic airport after the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake came into operation in the late 1960s.
Bandaranaike Airport is the main international airport for flights to and from the capital of Sri Lanka.
Established in 1938, Ratmalana Airport is the oldest airport in Sri Lanka and was once the only international airport in the country.
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